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2002 MacGregor MacGregor 26X

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This boat is in excellent condition. The revolutionary unsinkable MacGregor 26X is the world’s most unique trailerable sailboat.

The Macgregor 26X is hybrid sailboat/motorboat, or “Motorsailor.” Its design centers around a 50hp outboard motor (as opposed to 10hp or less for a normal sailboat of this size) and a powerboat shaped hull. Consequently, it’s a compromise of the two, neither a fast powerboat, nor a fast racing sailboat, but it allows the best of both worlds. As a sailboat it’s a comfortable cruiser that can be easily handled by one person and sails nicely. As a powerboat it can easily achieve 15mph or more, depending on load, or even pull your kids on a tube. It’s designed to be light so it can be easily towed and launched from its low trailer. It doesn’t have a sailboat weighted keel. Instead, it has a retractable Swing Keel and for ballast it has a built in water tank that can be flooded by simply opening a valve, this will take on 1400lbs of water in about 5 minutes. For faster motoring, the water-ballast tank is emptied in about 5 minutes by motoring on a semi-plane and re-opening the valve and letting gravity do its work. With the swing keel retracted it has a draft of less than a foot, allowing it to go almost anywhere, and can even be beached, something impossible for a fixed keel sailboat.

It offers great sailing or if you prefer Power boating, with a 50hp outboard, full standing headroom, and wheel steering. It sleeps six in three full-sized double berths. One is as large as a king-sized bed. There is a full galley and enclosed head. The 26 has a walk-through transom for easy boarding. A hinged steering seat swings down to close off the open transom for security. 1,400 pounds of water ballast provide the self-righting stability of a keel boat. The boat weighs 2,250 pounds empty, allowing high powering speed and easy towing behind standard cars. The 26 is just under 8 feet wide (beam) for legal towing everywhere. It is the easiest to ramp-launch and rig of any of the competing trailerable sailboats.

Equipment on Board:

Suzuki 50 hp, 4 stroke with approx 150 hours, 2 nine gallon fuel tanks, Compass, Color Radar / chart plotter (Furuno), GPS-depth finder mounted on pedestal, Three 12v batteries, Stern ladder, Anchor with line, Bimini top, Boom vang, Mast raising system, AM FM CD Stereo, Maxi Sun shower, Marine Head (self contained), Butane Stove, Sail Inventory includes, Main sail, Main Sail Cover (black), Jib 100 2.12412E-311enoa (# removed). Standard rigging. Surge Breakes for Trailer

MacGregor MacGregor 26X
MacGregor MacGregor 26X
MacGregor MacGregor 26X
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